Born July 18, 1927, in Podgaitsy, in present-day Ukrainian SSR. Polish actor. Member of the Polish United Workers’ Party since 1953.
In 1947, Łomnicki graduated from the studio of the Stary Theater in Krakow. He performed in the theaters of Krakow, Katowice, and Warsaw, where since 1955 he has acted at the Wspolczesny Theater. In 1951-53 he studied directing at the Higher School of Drama and Cinematography; since 1969 he has taught at the school, becoming its rector in 1971. He has acted in films since 1946.
Łomnicki’s work continues the best traditions of the Polish realistic theater. Among his best stage roles are Kordian in Stowacki’s Kordian, Glumov in Ostrovskii’s Even a Wise Man Stumbles (Polish title, Notes of a Scoundrel), Arturo in Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and Jan in Kruczkowski’s First Day of Freedom (film role, 1969). His film roles include Stach in The Generation (1954) and the title role in Pan Wotodyjowski (1969), for which he received the gold medal at the International Film Festival in Moscow. Łomnicki is the author of the plays Noah and His Menagerie and Weeds and Wheat and of several film scenarios. He received the State Prize of the Polish People’s Republic in 1968.